WordPress Development Course: Week 1 Assignment

And the assignment for week is out,

Client X really liked the work you delivered last week. He is so excited with his new blog that he asked for further help.
He started posting on his new blog site and he normally uses two categories (‘casual work’ and a second one). He would like that the posts that go into the second category be styled differently, although in the same page.
He asks: “Is this too much for your knowledge? Should I hire an expert?”
You’re not really sure how to do the task but you want to extend your WordPress knowledge and so you say yes.
You trust your learning abilities and you know WordPress is well documented, e.g. in the Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

Also, your WordPress friends recommend that you develop a ‘child theme’ to complete this task instead of changing the theme files, they say it would be the best way.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

As you think further about it, a sentence echoes in your mind: “Is this too much for your knowledge? Should I hire an expert?”

– Provide a link to my e-mail and include your p2pu username and Assignment2 on the subject for approval on this assignment. Results will be posted on-line afterwords.

Enjoy!

Results for Week 0 Assignment

Here is what I had to say to my students this week :-)

Hello all,

I know many of you have been working at the same time for clients and didn’t have that much time,

I was surprised at the number of people that submitted the assignment,

I was surprised at the number of people that forgot to include their p2pu username in the e-mail,

I was surprised at the number of people that worked on top level domains,

But mainly I was surprised at the number of people that submitted great work!

*http://bit.ly/fe4stz* assignment

This is one of the submissions that I liked the most. It’s about the protests undergoing in Egypt:

*http://99kommando.org/wordpress/*

Thank you again for your work,

WordPress Development Course: Week 0 Assignment

Today starts the WordPress Development course I’ll be running on P2PU. I’m terribly excited about it. It represents a lot of good things happening, community learning in an open and free environment, that’s awesome.

The course will work by week assignments. Each week the students will have a small challenge to overcome. This is the initial assignment:

Week 0 – Assignment #1 – WordPress Development Course

Your task for the week is to help Client X.
Client X has called and he needs a fresh install of WordPress 3.0.4 done on a server somewhere, he doesn’t care where.
He also asked you create a few pages for him (About, Contact, Services and Gallery).
He is a photographer and needs an on-line presence, so you’ll need to install a nice theme for him and have a photo gallery going on in the Gallery page.
Unfortunately he needs this done a.s.a.p. It is up to you to accept the challenge or not but you’re not one of those people that accepts a job and then doesn’t deliver so you’ll have to close this job until the end of the week (Sunday Jan 30, 23h EST).
Will you manage to do it?

– Provide a link to my e-mail with the subject “p2pu_username/assignment1”  for approval on this assignment. Results will be posted on-line afterwords.

Good luck!

Resources:

Service Design, The Lizard Brain and Arduino

WordPress Development Course and stuff

I will be running a WordPress Development course of P2PU, starting from the 26th of January 2010. For more information visit the course page.

As a sign-up task for this course I thought that it would be fun for people to modify the Hello Dolly plugin with their favorite quotes. One of the plugins that resulted from this exercise is one with quotes from Da Vinci, which I find to be brilliant.

http://p2pu.org/webcraft/wordpress-development

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hello-da-vinci/

Thanks to all of you that signed up for this course, I was really suprissed to see so many people interested and now I’m really looking forward to it and I intend to do my best. Thanks!